Today (13th) at 10 am, the State Council Information Office held a press conference. The relevant person in charge of the General Administration of Customs introduced that the total value of my country's foreign trade import and export in the first quarter was 9.42 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.7% year-on-year, and the foreign trade import and export started smoothly.

  Customs statistics show that in the first quarter of this year, the total value of my country's foreign trade imports and exports was 9.42 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.7%, of which exports were 5.23 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.4%; imports were 4.19 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%.

Li Kuiwen, Director of the Statistics and Analysis Department of the General Administration of Customs

: China's foreign trade import and export continued to grow, maintaining positive year-on-year growth for seven consecutive quarters.

The first quarter of this year increased by more than 10% year-on-year, achieving a stable start.

A good foundation has been laid for the achievement of the annual target.

  Customs statistics show that in the first quarter, my country's foreign trade structure continued to be optimized, with general trade imports and exports of 5.95 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.9%.

my country's imports and exports to ASEAN, the European Union, the United States, and South Korea were 1.35 trillion yuan, 1.31 trillion yuan, 1.18 trillion yuan, and 574.18 billion yuan, up 8.4%, 10.2%, 9.9%, and 12.3% year-on-year, respectively.

ASEAN continues to be my country's largest trading partner, accounting for 14.4% of my country's total foreign trade.

  During the same period, the total import and export between my country and the countries along the “Belt and Road” reached 2.93 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 16.7%.

The total import and export volume between my country and the other 14 RCEP member countries was 2.86 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.9%.

Tu Xinquan, Dean of the China World Trade Organization Research Institute at the University of International Business and Economics

: China's foreign trade continues to improve, with both steady growth in quantity and significant improvement in quality, which ensures the integrity and stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain; At the same time, China's imports continued to expand, effectively increasing the world market demand and enhancing China's competitiveness and share in the world market.

  (Headquarters CCTV reporter Sun Shuwen, Kong Lingwen, and Nie inherited Du Xinzhu)

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